Much of the content presented here has been modified ex post from a private, silly Instagram account that documented my thoughts while traveling.
I was a guest researcher at the University of Zurich from November 2021 to February 2022. I had expected to begin work in October, but my permit had been delayed (COVID, governments) and I still had a flight to London. So I decided to just make the trip eastward and figure it out later.
In the month-plus it took the government to sort out my situation, I backpacked to 11 different countries, each imposing unique impact, tomfoolery, and sentimentality. And then I spent three months in Switzerland.
So behold: four-ish months of travel diaries, grouped somewhat geographically and ordered chronologically.